Making Moon Dough

This is something I’ve been planning to make with Gracen for a long while now and I’m so glad we finally tried it today.  Moon dough, often also called cloud dough, is a silky, mouldable mixture of just two ingredients many families probably already have on hand. Fun and easy – love it!IMG 3663

To whip up your own batch of moon dough, all you need is some white flour, some baby oil, a mixing bowl, and a whisk.

IMG 3666Start by adding 8 parts flour into your bowl.

IMG 3668Then add 1 part baby oil.

IMG 3671Mix for several minutes, ensuring all the large clumps are broken up and the oil is evenly distributed through the flour.

IMG 3676When you’re done, the mixture will be light and fluffy and the clumps should be minimal.  That’s it – so easy!  Transfer it into a large bin and add some cups, moulds, straws, spoons, and cookie cutters for your little one(s) to use while exploring.

Cloud Dough

  • 8 cups of white flour
  • 1 cup of baby oil

Put the ingredients into a large bowl and mix really well.  Store in an airtight container or bag for several months.



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2 thoughts on “Making Moon Dough

  1. Dayanna says:

    I know this is an old post but I was wondering, do you think you could add food coloring to the mixture to make fun colors?

  2. jkossowan says:

    Good question, Dayanna! I haven’t tried making coloured moon/cloud dough yet, but I know it’s possible. Regular liquid and gel food colouring won’t work as you can’t blend them into the flour well enough and of course they’ll separate from the baby oil, but I’ve heard adding powdered tempera paint to the flour mixture is the way to go! Let me know if you try it out. Good luck! 🙂

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